Category Archives: Otago

Lake Hawea – Large deep lake containing rainbow trout, brown trout and salmon

Southern end of Lake Hawea - featured image.

Lake Hawea, Rainbows, Browns and Salmon Lake Hawea from near the Neck looking across towards Kidds Bush. At 35 miles long and covering some 124 km² Hawea is a big lake. The maximum width is 8km. Lake Hawea is 345m above sea level. The maximum depth is 392 m. The deepest part of the lake is around 50 m below sea level. Being high above sea level the More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 1 month ago
Otago harbour salmon Fishing Contest Winning Fish.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing in the Heart of Dunedin

Otago Harbour Salmon How to catch salmon in Otago Harbour In 1985, I.C.I. Watties, a New Zealand food manufacturing company specializing in canning released thousands of quinnat salmon smolt into a river near Dunedin. More...

Moeraki lighthouse
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Salmon fishing at Moeraki lighthouse, North Otago

Moeraki Salmon are caught below the lighthouse both from boats and by shore based anglers fishing from the rocks. For reasons that are not at all clear salmon seem to come very close to the rocky shoreline where More...